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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Like some on this site, I am a prepper located in an urban environment. My biggest concern is the fact that while I have a "fall back/bug out" location, the hardest part will be getting there. Should a major event or incident occur, and if I am at work, like most, I will inevitably be trapped...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lesson Learned with Generator I live in Texas and the recent cold front is affecting us. We have not lost any power and are doing just fine. We are, however, expecting ice and snow on Friday. With ice comes frozen power lines and ice on trees that break power lines. So I got the generator...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in a small city in an apartment. I have no fireplace. In a long term power failure in wintertime, is there any way I can survive the cold? this is electric heat so if there was a long term power failure what could I do? right now its -22 C, which is about -7 F I think. I turned the heat...
  4. Urban Survival
    I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this question, but I have a question about a motion sensor light I recently installed in my backyard. My yard is opposite a school, and while safe, I don't like that it can be accessed by means other than through neighbors' yards. I installed a...
  5. Urban Survival
    Although this is probably a no brainer for most of you, it just occurred to me and it's nothing I've heard mentioned before. Among the many vulnerabilities of alarm systems (but I'm still convinced that it's better to have one than not) is the relative ease with which they can be defeated...
  6. Urban Survival
    I posted this in the "Michigan" section, but it applies to a LOT of urban scenarios: As things tend to get more "sporty" you need to be thinking about your egress routes or be prepared to "bug in" for three days. The reason I say this is the nature of the freeway system in Detroit and the...
  7. Urban Survival
    Hello, I'm new here and figured I would start with asking a question. I've lived in the country all of my life, I've spent years in the woods and mountains and am just about as comfortable there as I am in my home, sometimes more comfortable. Drop me from an airplane in the most remote area you...
  8. Urban Survival
    What do you think is the likelihood of you being a victim of a home invasion, mugging, robbery, assault, etc.
  9. Urban Survival
    Heres the scenerio ,(in my case its all to true).You have an elderly wheel chair bound parent who needs frequently doctor visits. Heres my least equipped most out of pocket situitation I can be in. Its a clinic ,so no wepons (legally) ,I am a ways away from my BOV ,my MOM has limited mobility...
  10. Urban Survival
    Ok... there's lots of discussions about hidden wilderness retreats and such...with elaborate defensive structures: barb wire fences, lookout posts, spider holes, sniper towers, bunkers, a fortress of sorts manned by 12-14 people, etc. but realistically...most here live in a subdivision of...
  11. Urban Survival
    I'm just wondering if anyone here has looked into things like this: http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=256 or this http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/03/energy-ball-by-home-energy/ or something else completely! Would love your views on alternative means of generating power in an urban...
  12. Urban Survival
    Many people talk about bugging out, and unless you have been in the military you really have no idea of what all is involved. I am not saying it can’t be done but I would bet that most of you never had to bug out before. Now some people here actually have a bug out location and that is great...
  13. Urban Survival
    Building a VERY small get-home kit for my fiance's car... to be kept in the trunk as a WORST case scenario type of deal. What's a little bit of food that can hold up to winter and summer? I was going to put some little halloween candies in there as a high-sugar type of boost... but it will...
  14. Urban Survival
    Hi Guys, I am preparing for SHTF by first thinking about just what I would do if the power went out. I have a propane BBQ that would work to boil water and cook soup, but I would like to have a simple, easy, and long term solution to heat food. Can anyone suggest a stove solution that would...
  15. Urban Survival
    So do you think its going to be a slow decent into chaos where you can see it coming on the horizon? Or do you think its going to be like on the Dawn of the Dead remake where you wake up to sudden chaos?
  16. Urban Survival
    Urban Survivalist here’s my list I had some very nice comments and request from a young lady here on the forum that asked me to post a thread about what I would do if I lived in an urban setting and was trying to take baby steps to become more self-sufficient. This is my personal list and...
  17. Urban Survival
    I'm an avid Dumpster Diver. I've been diving for about 6 years now. I get everthing! Food, clothes, CD's, VHS and DVD's, even beer! How bout ya'll? Do you dive and whats your best finds?
  18. Urban Survival
    In an urban survival situation, its important for units to be self supportive. This includes being able to do basic repairs to the home or structure the people are staying in and growing a home garden. This is where the hand tools come into the picture. Hammers Unlike an air powered nail...
  19. General Discussion
    Putting together a disaster preparedness plan can be a daunting task. To begin, let us start with some basic questions. What kind of disaster should be planned for? What kind of disaster gear should be included in the kit? How many people will the plans have to support? How long will the...
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